The following is a hybrid Star Battle and diagramless cryptic crossword. Solve the clues and the grid, then place the clued words in the grid in a logical manner.
Rules of Star Battle1
- Place some stars in the grid.
- Each row, column, and bold region must contain the indicated number of stars.
- Stars cannot be adjacent to one other, not even diagonally.
African's bottomless jug (3)
Hidden in India's eastern expanse (3)
Garden's new need (4)
Angrily gore monster (4)
Some rude gestures lead to discharge (5)
Brexit voter does not have a grip (5)
Number appearing around five? (5)
Sit near Ann - oddly harsh (5)
Suffer from unending smile the day before Christmas (6)
Vast quantities of cane - so weird (6)
Gangster Roger cut off both feet before cooperating (7)
Ballpark officer? (7)
Ahead of stream's return, we game (8)
1 Paraphrased from the original rules on Grandmaster Puzzles